How Nina Simone turned the movement into music.

Nina Simone, Battling for Black Women

by #teamEBONY   Aug 04, 2014

"My skin is Black,” the first woman’s story begins, “my arms are long.” And, to a slow and steady beat, “my hair is woolly,... Read More

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Lil B Releases “No Black Person Is Ugly”

by #teamEBONY   Jul 30, 2014

Lil B releases "No Black Person Is Ugly" — a four-minute-long track (with accompanying video) where the California rapper spits about colorism, racial conditioning,... Read More

People Still Hate Zoe Saldana as Nina Simone

Controversy Over Zoe Saldana as Nina Simone Continues

by Jezebel   May 16, 2014

Many still upset by Zoe Saldana being cast as Nina Simone.  While it makes its Cannes debut, Nina is receiving backlash on Twitter for... Read More

People Still Hate Zoe Saldana as Nina Simone

Controversy Over Zoe Saldana as Nina Simone Continues

by Jezebel   May 16, 2014

Many still upset by Zoe Saldana being cast as Nina Simone.  While it makes its Cannes debut, Nina is receiving backlash on Twitter for... Read More

Why Black Boys Need Lupita Nyong’o

Why Black Boys Need Lupita Nyong’o

by Damon Young   Apr 24, 2014

It was revealed yesterday that Lupita Nyong’o was named People Magazine’s "Most Beautiful" person. Considering the fact that she’s been everyone’s red carpet darling... Read More

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Don’t Forget About Gabourey Sidibe

by #teamEBONY   Mar 06, 2014

Like most people who have souls, I teared up listening to Lupita Nyong’o's acceptance speech for Best Supporting Actress during Sunday night’s Oscar telecast.... Read More

Why Lupita Nyong’o’s Win Matters to Black Women & Girls

What Lupita Nyong’o’s Win Means to Black Women and Girls

by Clutch   Mar 04, 2014

By now you’ve heard the news that Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o won an Oscar for her performance in Steve McQueen’s epic drama 12 Years... Read More

Lupita Nyong'o Admits Complexion Was An 'Obstacle' During Her Youth

Lupita Nyong’o Shares that She Struggled with Her Dark Skin

by Huffington Post   Feb 28, 2014

There wasn't a dry eye in the house Thursday when Lupita Nyong'o delivered an emotional speech while accepting her honor for best breakout performance... Read More

Where Are The Black G I R Ls On Pharrell's Album Cover? Fans React

Pharrell’s GIRL Cover Color Controversy

by MTV   Feb 27, 2014

The ever-"Happy" Pharrell Williams may need to take his light-footed lyrics to heart today because the Internet backlash surrounding his new album cover art... Read More

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Hip-Hop’s (Other) White Girl Problem

by Shaka Shaw   Feb 27, 2014

Arguably, the biggest issue regarding the role of women in the hip-hop world is that of objectification. However, I’m finding myself even more annoyed... Read More